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Ivar Formo Found Dead - December 26

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posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 02:04 AM
One of Norway's greatest skiers, 55 year-old Ivar Formo has died. He was found drowned in a lake after he was jogging and skating there. It looks like he fell through the ice on December 26th.
He was found by divers under the ice of the lake "Store Sandungen" in Nordmarka.

Photo: Dagbladet grafikk

Photo: Scanpix - Birkebeiner 1975

Wikipedia: Ivar Formo

Ivar Formo (June 24, 1951 - December 26, 2006) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1970s. He won four medals at the Winter Olympics.

He received the Holmenkollen medal in 1975 (Shared with Gerhard Grimmer and Oddvar Brå).

His death made headlines in Norway after he was found drowned in a lake in Nordmarka. He had gone jogging and skating through the area and had most likely fallen through the ice.

Photo: Scanpix - (Oppdal 1976 - left: [color=AB82FF]King Olav V - right: [color=AB82FF]Ivar Formo)

Related Links:
Aftenposten: Ivar Formo er død (in norwegian...)
Dagbladet: OL-helt Ivar Formo funnet død i Nordmarka (in norwegian...)
VG: OL-vinner Ivar Formo funnet druknet (in norwegian...)

[edit on 2006/12/27 by Hellmutt]

posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 03:02 AM
That is a SHAME!!!!

So Young...

I remember him; (but I'm old), he had not competed in awhile had he?


posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 10:33 AM

Originally posted by semperfortis

he had not competed in awhile had he?

I don't know when he last competed.

Aftenposten in english:

Aftenposten: Skiing star found drowned

The fit 55-year-old had planned to meet his wife at 4 p.m. at Maridalen after a combined skating and running trip through the forest, but he didn't arrive.

A major search operation was mounted, with two helicopters, rescue dogs, ten police vehicles and motorcycles taking part.

Divers found Formo's body under the ice at Store Sandungen.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I believe the record high temperatures in December made the ice unsecure...

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